Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik, inaugurated the 19th edition of CII Enterprise Odisha, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry in association with the Government of Odisha, on the IDCO Exhibition Ground today.

Shri Patnaik appreciated CII for organizing this annual flagship event since last 19 years that helps showcase the inherent strength and potential of the state.

More than 100 companies have put up their stalls in this year.

During the inaugural ceremony, Mr Viresh Oberoi, Chairman, CII Eastern Region, thanked the Odisha Government for the support and cooperation it has extended in organizing the event.

The inauguration ceremony also saw the Launch of CII Finance Facilitation Centre in Odisha and unveiling of CII Report on Affirmative action in Eastern Region – Endeavour.

The virtual Finance Facilitation Centre would connect the MSMEs with the available financial schemes offered by banks and financial institutions.

Shri Patnaik also gave away the CII Environment Safety and Health (ESH) Award 2014 during the occasion.